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If I have a infection in my gums what should I do?

If I have a infection in my gums what should I do?

Antibiotics: If you have an infection, you need antibiotics. If your gums have carries... Then you need to take better care of your teeth and gums. Brush your teeth at least twice daily and you need to start to floss your teeth.. Daily. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I have stem cell transplant like 80 days ago now im notice that I have infection in my gum what should I do?

I have stem cell transplant like 80 days ago now im notice that I have infection in my gum what should I do?

G to your doctor: You should go back to your transplant dr for an immediate evaluation. Following stem cell transplant you are very prone to any infections which should be addressed immediately. ...Read more

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I have a infection at my gum. If i take Kefexin 500mg its ok for this ?

Kefexin: If your doctor has prescribed this you should end up OK. If it has not been prescribed, or if it has been prescribed and not working, you need to go back to your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an infection in my gums/teeth?

How do I know if I have an infection in my gums/teeth?

Gingivitis: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked professionally by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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My bottom row teeth have recently slanted and are crooked due to a infection in my gums. Is it possible for my teeth to be straightened out?

Possible: Can't tell without more information. See an Orthodontic Specialist for an initial examination (usually free or low cost). The Orthodontist can then work with your Dentist and possibly a Periodontist (gum specialist) to restore your mouth to optimum health. Ask your Dentist to recommend the best "adult orthodontist" in your area. ...Read more

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How do I treat a gum infection for my 17 month old?

How do I treat a gum infection for my 17 month old?

Pediatric dentist: A 17 month old should not be getting infections in their gums. It is possible that this is a canker sore(apthus ulcer) or that your child is teething. Rather then just treating this randomly you need to have them evaluated by a pediatric dentist so you know what is really going on. ...Read more

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How long should I take clyndamycin for a gum infection?

How long should I take clyndamycin for a gum infection?

One week: Usually the prescription is for about 10 days. It won't cure the problem, just reduce the symptom until you can get the needed dental treatment. ...Read more

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I accidentally cut my gums should I be concerned about infection?

I accidentally cut my gums should I be concerned about infection?

Low risk: How did you cut your gums? Fortunately minor traumatic injuries in the mouth generally heal quickly with a low risk of infection. If you have swelling or increasing pain and the area doesn't heal in a few days then see a dentist. ...Read more

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Do I have an abscess or is it just a gum infection? How to tell the difference between the two?

Do I have an abscess or is it just a gum infection? How to tell the difference between the two?

Similar entities: A typical oral abscess is usually related to a non-vital tooth (the nerve has died). A gum infection is related to the accumulation of plaque and calculus (tartar). Abscesses usually cause more pain and swelling and may result in a 'bump' on the gum where the abscess is draining. Gum infections usually are less painful, less swollen and there is rarely a 'bump' on the gum. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more